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Critic's Notebook: In George Romero's Zombie Films, a Cathartic Form of Escapism

July 17, 2017 1:00 AM
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Critic's Notebook: In George Romero's Zombie Films, a Cathartic Form of Escapism

The 'Night of the Living Dead' director all but created the contemporary film/television zombie, offering bored or anxious American consumers a fresh and indelible fantasy.

George Romero, who died Sunday at 77, had an impact on contemporary pop culture that is difficult to overstate. Other living filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, transformed genres; Romero all but created one.

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